Code of Conduct Article III: Student Conduct, Section B

B. Student Dress Code

All students are expected to give attention to personal grooming and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other District personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress, thereby helping students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.

The intent of the dress code is to foster an environment that is sanitary, safe, and conducive to teaching and student learning. It is also intended to provide guidance to prepare students for their role in the work place and society.

A student’s dress, grooming, and appearance shall:

  1. Be safe, and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process
  2. Not include any item that is vulgar, obscene, libelous, or that denigrates another’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other legally protected status
  3. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances, and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities

Nothing in this Dress Code will be construed to limit the ability of students to dress and/or groom themselves in a way that allows them to express their gender identity, or to discipline students for doing so. Nothing in this Dress Code will be construed to limit the ability of students to wear certain protective hairstyles (including but not limited to braids, locks and twists) or to wear their hair in a particular texture, or to discipline students for doing so.

Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item, and if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for  the day. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be considered insubordinate and shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out-of-school suspension.